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Leptochidium albociliatum (Desmaz.) Choisy
Family: Massalongiaceae
[Leptogium albociliatum (Desmaz.) Choisy,  more]
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Stephen Sharnoff  
Life habit: lichenized Thallus: foliose, continuous with margin rounded or lobate, 3-10 cm wide, loosely adnate lobes: irregular, broadly elongate, marginally entire or crenulate, often folded; lobe tips usually subrotund to rotund, often ascending, eciliate but with numerous white hairs upper surface: dark greenish black, covered with scattered, white hairs, epruinose; lacking soredia or isidia upper cortex: multilayered, paraplectenchymatous, 10-30 micrometer thick cortex: multilayered, paraplectenchymatous, 20-40 micrometer thick medulla: white or yellow, loose hyphae, 40-260 micrometer thick photobionts: primary one a cyanobacterium (Scytonema), secondary photobiont absent lower surface: dark greenish black, glabrous, rhizinate; rhizines: fasciculate; cyphellae and pseudocyphellae absent Ascomata: apothecial, up to 1.2 mm wide, sessile, laminal on the upper surface, orbicular, cup-shaped; margin: paraplectenchymatous; disc: reddish brown, flat anatomy: exciple: hyaline or light brown, 20-30 micrometer thick, epithecium: brown or brownish yellow; hymenium: colorless, 60-90 micrometer tall; paraphyses: ± branched, septate, apically capitate; hypothecium: hyaline asci: clavate, 8-spored Conidiomata: pycnidial, marginal, semi-immersed, punctiform, ostiole dark conidia: bacilliform, 9-16 x 1 micrometer Spot tests: all negative Secondary metabolites: none detected. Habitat and ecology: on rocks and soil among mosses in moist habitats World distribution: rare in northern Europe and western North America, especially in California Sonoran distribution: scattered locations in Arizona, southern California and Baja California (Guadalupe Island).
Leptochidium albociliatum image
Lucy Taylor  
Leptochidium albociliatum image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Leptochidium albociliatum image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Leptochidium albociliatum image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Leptochidium albociliatum image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Leptochidium albociliatum image
Stephen Sharnoff  
Leptochidium albociliatum image
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